Notice of Bylaw Changes
TAKE NOTICE THAT the following amendments to the Society’s Bylaws will be moved as one (1) Motion as an extraordinary resolution, and concurrently as a Special Resolution as defined under the B.C. Societies Act, at the Society’s Annual General Meeting and that that Motion will be dealt with by discussion and a vote of all voting members of the Society then present.
MOVED, as an extraordinary resolution to be passed by a three-fourths majority of the Members present at this meeting of the Society, which shall also constitute a Special Resolution as defined under the B.C. Societies Act, THAT:
The Society By-Laws Article 2 Membership of the Society Section 1 to read as follows;
Annual members of the Society shall be those persons who are not disqualified by these by-laws and who have paid their membership dues to the Society for the membership year which shall extend from January 1st in one year to December 31st in the same year.
The Society Bylaws Article 3 Board of Management Section 2 to read as follows;
The Board shall be composed as follows:
a) 14 voting Directors shall be elected by members of the Society as provided in these by-laws. No employee, as defined in Article I is eligible to be a voting director.
b) In addition to the 14 voting Directors, 2 youth/student voting Directors who are at least 16 years of age may be elected for one year by the members of the Society as provided by these by-laws.
c) In addition to the elected Directors, a maximum of one Director may be elected at any given time who is an employee, as defined in Article 1. Such a member will be non-voting and, as such, will not have a vote at any meetings of the Board nor of its Executive (including Personnel) nor Finance Committees nor be a member of the quorum.
d) Of the elected Directors, a minimum of 10 such Directors at any given time must reside in the Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona areas of the City of Vancouver. Should an elected Board of Management member who is living within the Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona areas of the City of Vancouver move out of the area, they will be permitted to complete the current year of their term, but must run for re-election at the next Annual General Meeting as an out of area candidate.
e) Three directors who represent the agencies at the Centre shall be the Principal of the Britannia Secondary School, the Community Recreation Coordinator and the Librarian-in-charge.
The Society Bylaws Article 3 Board of Management Section 8 to read as follows;
A Director may be removed from office by an extraordinary resolution of the Society passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members present at a meeting of the Society, provided the notice of meeting specifies that such a matter is to be placed before the members and gives the particulars of the grounds for the resolution.
The Society Bylaws Article 5 Committees Section 3 to read as follows;
There shall be three other standing committees of the Board, namely, a Finance Committee, a Board Development Committee, and a Reconciliation in Action Committee. The Board may appoint such other standings committees as it may consider necessary to further the objects of the Society.
The Society Bylaws Article 5 Committees Section 7 to read as follows;
No person shall serve as a member of the Board Development Committee for more than four consecutive two year terms, but they shall be eligible for re-appointment for one year thereafter. If a member of the Board Development Committee fails to serve out their full term for any cause, the Board shall forthwith appoint someone to replace them for the remainder of the unexpired term.
The Society Bylaws Article 5 Committees Section 9 to read as follows;
The Reconciliation in Action Committee shall advise the Board on all programming with relation to the Society’s obligation to Reconciliation. In addition, the committee shall make recommendations to the Board on programming and governance.
The Society Bylaws Article 11 Development Fund to be removed from the bylaws.
The complete new set of Bylaws can be found here: